Propose: Interscenario Items

AuthorTopic: Propose: Interscenario Items
Shock Trooper
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I wonder... does BoA allow custom items to be used across scenarios?

If so, maybe scenario makes can implement a number of special items that trigger suitable responses in other scenarios sharing the emarian world. (Even if it is "We don't care about rank here")

eg.

Dervish's Certificate
Medal of Avernum
Magi Clearance

etc.
Posts: 269 | Registered: Saturday, May 24 2003 07:00
Warrior
Member # 1505
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Nope. Custom items vanish whenever you leave a scenario. I'm not sure about altered items, though... They probably are just reset to the standard.

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Posts: 151 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
Warrior
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Well, I made a ring that boosted each of my stats by 25 and gave me 125 to all resistances and I was able to take it to other scenerios, so as long as the item you make doesn't have a script or use custom graphics it should transfer okay.
Posts: 141 | Registered: Saturday, April 20 2002 07:00
BoE Posse
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If it's anything like BoE, custom items are very much allowed. Ones with custom graphics get taken away at the end of the scenario, however.

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Posts: 1423 | Registered: Sunday, October 7 2001 07:00
Warrior
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Oh yes! (wacks himself on the head)

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Posts: 151 | Registered: Saturday, July 13 2002 07:00
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Unfortunately, what you describe with carrying insignia between scenarios won't work because scripts will be stripped from items upon leaving a scenario.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Triad Mage
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As do all special classes, etc.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Ah but I am not asking for the objects themselves to hold scripts - they would just be scroll-type items that cannot be used. I am saying that a scenario that supports such items might include a greeter, who would look through the player's inventory to see whether he holds an item with a certain name, or whatever, and modifying game variables as required. Is that possible?
Posts: 269 | Registered: Saturday, May 24 2003 07:00
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Checking for an item requires checking for its special class, which doesn't carry between scenarios. Sorry.

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Posts: 9973 | Registered: Saturday, March 30 2002 08:00
Shock Trooper
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How about this? At the end of the scenario, the games checks to see which custom items the party has and gives the player a password which when starting a second scenario (Part 2, let's say) asks for the password. Depending on the password, the player would be given back these items.

This could also work for actions the player has commited in the first game so npc's react differently or perhaps even different events would occur in the 2nd game. Of course, this would only work for a series of games designed by the same designer.

I did this in the beginning of Adv. Club 3 by use of an interview, in a very simplified manner.
And I'm planning on using this technique more extensively in a series I am toying with in the back of my head for BoA.
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The Establishment
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Hi Shyguy. Nice to see you back.

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Posts: 3726 | Registered: Tuesday, September 18 2001 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Shyguy, thats a great idea. If it works can I use it for some of my scenarios?

( Gets part two of his scenario in his head befor he finishes part one )

It would work out good for me and my plans. Moowahaa <--evil laugh
Posts: 228 | Registered: Monday, October 21 2002 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Stareye,

Hello. Did you think I could stay away with BoA being released??!!!!

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Rowen,

Oh sure, steal my idea before I even get a chance to use it!!!

Well, okay. Go ahead.

[ Sunday, March 28, 2004 19:48: Message edited by: Shyguy ]
Posts: 246 | Registered: Thursday, April 11 2002 07:00
Shock Trooper
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Thanx Shyguy!

I'm going to dedicate something in my game to you just for giving me that idea. (like a town or some cool guy that has great ideas that you can only steal if you ask nicely) =P

To much time on my hands and not much to do.
Posts: 228 | Registered: Monday, October 21 2002 07:00
Triad Mage
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First, welcome back. I look forward to the second half of AC3.

And also, you're hardly the first one to come up with the idea.

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Posts: 9436 | Registered: Wednesday, September 19 2001 07:00